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Syria 2023 Home (#9- AL-SOMA) Jersey/Shirt

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This is a Jako Syria national team 2023 home jersey featuring the number of star striker Omar Al-Soma.

Omar Al-Soma has spent the majority of his career with Saudi giants Al-Ahli and has been widely regarded as one of the best strikers in Asia over the past decade. The 34-year-old joined Al-Ahli 2014 and scored a remarkable 195 goals in 245 matches for the club. He was the leading scorer in the Saudi Professional League for the years 2015, 2016 & 2017 consecutively and played an instrumental role in Al-Ahli’s breakthrough 2015-16 league title. Following the shock relegation of Al-Ahli in the 2021-22 season, Al-Soma joined Qatari side Al-Arabi on a one-year loan and later signed with the club on a permanent basis in 2023. At international level, he represented Syria early in his career before being absent from 2012 due to political reasons. He returned in 2017 and was a key member of the team that almost defeated Australia in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He has scored 21 goals in 40 matches for Syria, making him the 6th highest scorer in their history. 

In recent years, Syria have assembled one of the strongest squads in their history, with the team being led by stars such as Omar Al-Soma and Omar Khribin. In addition to almost qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Syria have qualified for the Asian Cup 7 times, most recently for the upcoming 2023 tournament, and also won the West Asian Football Federation Championship in 2012. In recent years Syria has been applauded for achieving solid results and presenting a unifying face for the country in the midst of an ongoing civil conflict. The team have not hosted a game in Syria since December 2010, with their home matches being played in a range of other countries. Since around 2022, there have been a growing number of players from the Syrian diaspora in Europe and South America being called up to the national team as they look to develop a new generation of talent following their recent 'Golden Generation.'